5 Seconds of Summer Member Makes Brave Mental Health Statement to Crowd
Last night at a show in Detroit, 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist Michael Clifford opened up to his fans in a major way.
During the show, the musician told the crowd that while the Australian pop-punk band had taken a short hiatus from touring, he’d been seeing a therapist for his mental health.
“I was fixing some problems with my mental health,” he said. “I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had.”
"I was fixing some problems with my mental health I just saw a therapist real quick on the break we had" WE LOVE U! pic.twitter.com/im9Q8PZ2bo
— jess loves 5sos (@jetaimemgc) August 20, 2015
It was just a few sentences, but the impact has been huge. Fans from all over the world, armed with the hashtag #WeLoveYouMicheal, have been tweeting about Clifford to show their support. Many said how proud they were of him for opening up.
Michael opening up to thousands of people about his mental health makes me cry…makes me think that maybe I should tell my parents about mine
— five sauce♡ (@SuperFandoms) August 20, 2015
i can't even talk to my family about my mental health issues, michael had the balls to say it to a whole arena. amazing. #WeLoveYouMichael
— clodagh (@brokengenre) August 20, 2015
@Michael5SOS your mental health comes before anything else, do anything you need to do to feel happy, please. I love u and I'm proud of u❤️
— gwen ☻ (@hemmojii) August 20, 2015
People with mental health problems usually find it very hard to talk about it. Michael did it in front of a crowd. That makes me so proud!❤️
— BrokenSceneQueen (@JetBlkGuitarist) August 20, 2015
michael seeing a therapist over the break for his mental health goes to show that even the people who look the happiest sometimes need help
— kaitlyn (@mukesxbox) August 20, 2015
There's nothing remotely wrong with mental health don't be ashamed of it Michael, or anyone at that #WeLoveYouMichael
— Ellieee (@ellieelouiseex1) August 20, 2015
Hopefully his words will show the band’s younger fan base there’s nothing wrong with talking about mental health.